Activities For Boston Boxers

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Introduction

Boston Boxers are a fun, loyal, and most notably, energetic hybrid breed. As a mix of both Boston Terriers and Boxers, they can often look like a smaller version of a Boxer, and people typically call them Miniature Boxers as a result. While they might be smaller in size than a Boxer, that doesn’t mean they are any less energetic. In fact, they tend to require as much exercise as a pure-breed Boxer. If you’re stuck for ideas and you’re not sure how to include up to 90 minutes of activity in their daily routine, we’ve included a few options below. 

Dog Park Fun

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Toy
Activity description

If you have an hour to spare on a beautiful sunny day, why not treat your Boston Boxer with a trip to the dog park? Boston Boxers love to sprint and run around in wide open spaces, but they also tend to run off. Therefore, putting them into a spacious and fenced facility like a dog park can mean you don’t have the worry of letting them off leash. All you need is a leash, a toy to entertain them, and an hour. You will find this easy, fun activity is going to benefit both you and your energetic furry friend. 

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Find a park
Boston Boxers, while small in stature, do require a lot of space to play. Therefore, it’s a good idea to find a dog park that offers that space. Do some research online and talk to other dog owners. A dog park with large enclosures is going to suit your dog better than a park that caters more toward smaller dogs.
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Go play
Now that you have found a park that will suit your dog, it’s time to play! Because this breed tends to get on well with most other dogs, cats, and children, you will find they often adjust to playing with other dogs in the enclosure quite quickly. However, be sure to remain close at hand to supervise, and introduce them slowly to the pen on the first visit.
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Swimming

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Hot Day
Free
Easy
30 min
Items needed
towel
leash
toy
Activity description

Boston Boxers do not acclimatize well to hot or cold conditions. In fact, on unusually hot or cold days, it’s crucial not to exercise them too much. However, they don’t know they don’t fare well, so how are you supposed to keep them entertained? An energetic pup such as a Boston Boxer will not like to remain cooped up inside all day. If it’s sweltering hot outside, it might be time to go for a swim. Not all Boston Boxers have their water wings, but if yours does, it’s a prime opportunity to take them for a dip. All you will need is 30 minutes of free time, a leash, a toy, and a towel. 

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Find a spot
While you might have plenty of swimming pools, ponds, and lakes around your area, how many of them do you know for sure welcome dogs? Before you head to your local watering hole with a towel, make sure your furry friend is welcome. You can check your local area’s website for dog-friendly locations or ask around. Your friends may have a spot they frequent that your pup will love. There are also plenty of directories online. For example, you can take your dog to Craig’s Creek Trail, Cloverdale River Park, and Hurkey Creek Park, to name a few, all in California.
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Go swimming
When the sun is shining, there’s no harm in grabbing a towel and man’s best friend and heading down to the watering hole you know is suitable for your dog. While they might not be all that keen to paddle and go into the water, they are sure to enjoy playing with a toy near the water’s edge, occasionally getting wet to cool themselves down. Be sure to limit the fun activity to half an hour to stop them from overheating.
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Obedience Training

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Any Day
Moderate
Hard
1 hr
Items needed
Treat
Leash
Activity description

Boston Boxers are not naughty dogs, nor do they ever set out to frustrate you or go against your orders. However, because they are so full of life and energy, they are more likely to do what they want to do than what you want them to do. To get a handle on this behavior and to potentially correct it, you may find obedience training when they are a young pup very beneficial. There are plenty of training facilities that offer affordable fees, and typically you only need to set aside an hour a week for a lesson. What’s more, you turn up with your dog, leash, and a few treats to begin learning right away. 

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Find a facility
You will only want the best for your dog, so there is no harm in asking around, doing your research, and finding the best trainer or facility around. What’s more, it’s a good idea to locate one that either caters to young puppies in a puppy school environment or a dog trainer who will look after your dog at any age. If you are tossing up between a few possibilities, go online to read reviews or talk to friends who have taken their dogs to trainers. The best trainer is going to be one who can help you to understand your dog’s energy levels and educate you on how best to handle them.
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Begin training
Once you start training, there’s no going back. You can teach your dog how to sit, stay, heel, and come back when you call. Recall can be a significant undertaking as Boxers tend to have a mind of their own. However, be aware that when you start training, you may not get it right the first time. Boston Boxers can lose interest very quickly, so while a previous dog you had might have been a breeze, you can’t compare this breed at all.
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Train at home
Even though you dedicate at least one hour a week to training at a facility, you will also need to train at home. Training at home is reiterating all those skills you learned and helping your dog to practice them over and over again until they learn them. Finally, after a few weeks, you may find your dog’s behavior has improved ten-fold.
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Running

If the weather isn’t too hot or cold and you like to go for a run, why not include your pampered pooch? Once you grab the leash, they will be excited at the opportunity to leave the yard, and you can rest assured they’ll challenge you pace for pace. Going for a run with a Boston Boxer will ensure you get as much exercise as they do – if not more. 

Fetch

If you don’t feel like heading away from home, then satisfying your dog’s energy levels with fetch is a good idea. Whether you have a ball, a frisbee, or another toy, you will find the endless to-ing and froing in your backyard is enough to wear them out and have them heading to bed.

Conclusion

When coming up with fun activities for your Boston Boxer, you always have to put your best paw forward. As a very impatient breed who wants immediate gratification, you need to make sure that most exercises and activities are fast-paced, in controlled environments, and fill at least an hour and a half of your day. Otherwise, you may find your pampered pooch becomes bored and maybe even a little bit destructive.